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Call To The Hall: Carmelo Anthony

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We’ve hit the dog days of the NBA summer.  All the big name free agents have been snatched up.  Summer league is over.  Training camps are still weeks away.  So now is the perfect time to reminisce a bit over current NBA players’ career accomplishments to see if they are Hall of Fame worthy or not.  Next up: Carmelo Anthony

 

Carmelo Anthony

Career NBA Averages: 25.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.1 spg, 0.5 bpg

NBA Accomplishments:

– seven-time NBA All-Star
– six-time All-NBA selection (four times Third Team, two times Second Team)
– NBA All-Rookie First Team

NBA Top 50 Career Stats:

– field goal attempts (47th)
– free throws made (33rd)
– free throws attempted (36th)
– points (40th)
– minutes per game (38th)
– points per game (12th)
– player efficiency rating (41st)
– usage % (5th)

College/International Accomplishments:

– one-time NCAA champion
– Final Four Most Outstanding Player
– one-time AP All-American (2nd Team)
– one-time USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year
– FIBA Championship All-Tournament Team
– three-time Olympic medalist (two golds, one bronze)
– FIBA World Championship bronze medal
– FIBA Americas Championship gold medal
– FIBA Americas U18 Championship bronze medal

Statitudes Hall of Fame Standard (average Hall of Famer scores 50): 47

Carmelo Anthony certainly has his detractors and flaws to his game, but the man’s resume is impressive.  And, coming off arguably his best season yet, he should have a few good years left in him.  His NBA accomplishments (mostly of the scoring variety), stellar one-year NCAA career, and international achievements make him a Hall of Fame shoo-in.

 

Verdict: A slam dunk – yes

 

Call To The Hall

Amar’e Stoudemire
Antawn Jamison

 

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